Being an on-ice official — particularly in junior hockey — is often a tough, thankless job. Having said that, it was a particularly bad weekend to be a referee in the Ontario Hockey League.
First, we have referee Joe Monette who went on Twitter and added to the pantheon of dumb with the following tweet: "@MONZY25: Soo Saint Marie, two words, Slim Pickens. #noteeth #hicktown #allfaties"
The erudite Monette, who hails from Windsor, Ont., was supposed to work the Greyhounds game on Saturday night against the Oshawa Generals but was apparently called off when the tweet — posted on Friday — came to the attention of both the OHL and Soo Greyhounds GM Kyle Dubas.
Shortly after the Sault hit the fan, Monette's Twitter account was set to "protected." Judging by the other tweet pictured, that's most likely to our benefit.
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Greyhounds general manager Kyle Dubas said he was made aware of the tweet by his staff on Friday night.
On Saturday morning, he received a telephone call from Conrad Hache,